Though originally developed for professional athletes, Athletes4Life, LLC’s massage programs aren’t just for those scoring touchdowns or putt-putting about town. Rather, the center’s licensed massage therapists fuse a range of modalities—including Swedish, Thai Yoga, and Hawaiian lomilomi—to inspire holistic health while quelling everyday stresses, aches, and pains. Of course, owner Jim does have a few specialties: obliterating migraine headaches and healing pain caused by neck, shoulder, and rotator-cuff problems.
Five-massage therapy packages are designed to compound the overall health benefits of massage over time, and à la carte treatments can get the body prepped for a physically trying event, such as a 5K or Law & Order marathon. Jim also aims to boost immune systems with quick, 10-minute immune-system massages, and his specially formulated Caribbean Spice seasonings spice up everyday meals while promoting metabolism.
After 15 years as a personal trainer, Rebecca J. Shaw changed course and became a licensed massage therapist. Now, instead of pushing her clients to lift one more rep, she relaxes them during Swedish, deep-tissue, and Thai massages at Dreams Massage and BodyWorks. Moreover, she can schedule detoxifying lymphatic-drainage therapy sessions.
Licensed massage therapist Lucy Crissinger soothe muscles and minds with her specialty bodywork. Every Origin technique is tailored to the needs of the individual, whether it be flowing Swedish strokes, sports therapy, or more focused deep-tissue pressure. Lucy can also draw on her reiki master certification to decongest the body's energy channels and stimulate natural healing.
Although each massage therapist has his or her own technique, most have the same end goal: the well-being of the client. With Shannon at Body and Soul Massotherapy, clients should see massage as a tool of healing, whether they are recovering from injury, need to unwind from tension, or have been walking around with their elbows pointed outward all day. Shannon and her cohorts expunge stress with a range of modalities, including soothing relaxation to more-intense deep tissue.
A Time to Spa provides a relaxing, Tuscan-style space inspired by Tusca to recharge human beings who seek an hour of transcendent escape during their busy week. Much like cookie dough that needs to have chocolate chips, eggs, flour, and sugar added to it as hungry bakers preemptively eat it, the human body is a vessel that requires cogent pampering if it's to ever survive. The experienced healing hands at A Time to Spa treat clients to blissful massages such as today's featured aromatherapy massage, a treatment that creates an olfactory oasis out of the combined effervescence of grapeseed oil packed with antioxidants and the complimentary essential oil of your choosing. As the pacifying scents travel from your nose to your brain, gentle manipulations reassure your muscles that relief is always within reach.
Doctor of Chiropractic Bob Leonard is as at home in a classroom as he is in his clinic. In addition to his chiropractic degree, the doctor has earned dual degrees in chemistry and biology, and he's continued his post-graduate education by studying the treatment of whiplash, headaches, neck and back pain, and nutrition. He applies that knowledge in the clinic that he opened in 2004, where he teams with licensed massage therapists and a certified acupuncturist to treat everything from chronic pain to anxiety. Throughout each treatment regimen, the doctor emphasizes patient education, keeping patients informed so that they can take active roles in maintaining their health and collections of famous spines.